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Homeless Coalition receives $15K in first Impact Award

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Homeless Coalition didn't plan a celebration to mark its fifth anniversary. Even so, it got a big present Tuesday, even bigger than organizers had imagined.

LCSD board upholds Caledonia teachers' transfers to New Hope

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District School Board voted in executive session Monday night to uphold the transfers of three Caledonia High School teachers to the New Hope campus.

CAFB major dies on Caribbean cruise liner

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Air Force major stationed at Columbus Air Force Base died Friday on a cruise ship owned by Princess Cruises in the Caribbean.

Mayor breaks tie to approve $9K trip to Atlanta

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith cast the deciding vote Tuesday evening to send himself and four firefighters on a trip to Atlanta that will cost the city more than $9,000.

Bullets from private gun range crossing public road

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

With photographs of bullet holes in his deer stand in-hand, Mike Lavender spoke to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday morning about patrons of a privately owned shooting range firing bullets on his property.

Hicks stepping down as CVB board chairman

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Longtime Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau trustee DeWitt Hicks is stepping down as board chairman at the end of this month.

Photos: Bo on the go: A day at Camp Rising Sun

Posted 6/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Laughs and hollers echoed through Camp Rising Sun on Thursday as campers played in the river, made arts and crafts and danced the night away.

Columbus 'liver mom' champions organ donation

Posted 6/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Margaret Rollins is happy to report that her 2-1/2-year-old daughter Adeline now weighs two pounds more than her 4-year-old son.

Customers laud convenience of fourth Delta flight at GTRA

Posted 6/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Delta Airlines announced in February it was adding another round-trip flight to Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Lowndes County, it was more than just a fourth daily flight.

New fire truck in Crawford could improve response times

Posted 6/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To Gwen King, the addition of a new fire truck to Lowndes County Fire District 4's modest fleet is a sign of a slowly-improving district.

100 Women group will select grant recipients next week

Posted 6/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For months now, 100 Women Who Care Columbus has been answering the questions typically associated with establishing a new organization. Now, with its first Impact Award selection set for Tuesday evening, only one question remains: What local service organization will take home the $12,500 grant?

Camp Rising Sun begins last year at Camp Pratt

Posted 6/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Will Pate had to look at the quilt on display in Camp Rising Sun's mess hall to make sure he recalled the correct year he started attending the camp.

Sounds of Summer preview: Staying in Style

Posted 6/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There was never any doubt for Amy Moore that she would live her life singing on stage.

CPD searches for car burglary suspects

Posted 6/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators are asking the public's help identifying three people who broke into a car in the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle parking lot last month.

Sim Scott Community Center site nearly prepared for construction

Posted 6/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County workers have begun laying the groundwork for a new building to replace the Sim Scott Community Center, which was destroyed during a Feb. 23 tornado that caused $9.3 million in damages to public property.

'A sacred place': Caledonia WWII veteran returns to France 75 years after D-Day

Posted 6/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the 75th anniversary celebration of the D-Day landings in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, the world watched as 170 World War II veterans were honored by world leaders at a ceremony on the edge of Omaha Beach.

 

Three juveniles arrested for Dick's Sporting Goods shoplifting

Posted 6/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three juveniles have turned themselves in to Columbus Police Department after allegedly shoplifting more than $1,500 worth of items from Dick's Sporting Goods.

 

Local nursing home among 'poorest performing' in Mississippi

Posted 6/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aurora Health and Rehabilitation, a nursing home in East Columbus, is considered one of the lowest-rated nursing homes in the state, according to a report released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid.

Top of her classes: CHS Valedictorian graduates Summa Cum Laude at EMCC

Posted 6/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High School 2019 graduate Marian Turner hasn't made a B in class since elementary school. Her academic dreams and goals wouldn't allow it.

Candidates field questions at citizen forum

Posted 6/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Candidates for chancery clerk, District 1 supervisor, District 17 state senator and District 1 justice court judge in Lowndes County touted their years of job experience, business ownership and community involvement as reasons why they would make the best public servants at a candidates forum at the Caledonia Community Center Thursday night.

 

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